To tell the truth, I am not sure what an eSATA port looks like, as I have never used one. So, my X1000 case might also have the same USB3 port that yours has, which is not connected to anything yet.mbrantley wrote:It looks like the newer Fractal Design cases, including the one used for my June 1200 X1000, has a USB3 socket instead of an eSATA socket. On my machine I don't think the USB3 socket is connected to anything (haven't checked) but the other two ports are.
It does look like an USB port and a regular USB cable connector can fit into the port, but the port has a different colored center section, so maybe mine is the same as yours and I mistakenly assumed I had the same eSATA port that another user mentioned he has on his X1000 case next to the two USB2.0 ports on the top, front of the case?
I originally thought it was a USB3.0 port until I read a post from another X1000 owner who called it an eSATA port, so I just played along with what he wrote. What ever it is, it is not hooked up to anything now, so it does not matter much.
Let me know if you notice a much longer boot time after you obtain all the power cables you need to connect more hard drives to your Nemo2, X1000 motherboard. Like I wrote earlier, after connecting my empty 2nd SATA hard drive to both power and data cables in my X1000, my boot time to the OS4.1.5 Workbench is several minutes now, and probably 2 to 3 times longer than it was before I connected the 2nd hard drive. Now I turn it on and walk away to do something else while I am waiting for Workbench to be usable.